Archive: Mountains

Grindelwald & Lauterbrunnen: Majestic Swiss Villages

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  5 Comments

Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen–and really, all of the villages scattered around the alpine valleys of Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland in the Interlaken district–are some of the most picturesque places I’ve ever visited. From the Swiss alps towering above the villages, to the rolling green hills, to the cascading waterfalls, and even the chalet architecture, everywhere you look […]

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Hiking Switzerland: Bachalpsee Lake

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  6 Comments

The hike from First (via Grindelwald) to Bachalpsee Lake in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland is one of the best “value” options for mountain experiences in the Bernese Oberland. It has a mountain lake, glaciers, breathtaking peaks, and even wildflowers. In this post, I’ll share my experience doing this hike, and what led us to […]

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Third Man on the Matterhorn

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest, Reports  •  9 Comments

This covers our visit to Zermatt, Switzerland, where we spent approximately 85% of our time gazing longingly at the Matterhorn, which is arguably one of the most recognizable mountains in the world. Along with a recap of our trip, we’ll offer a few tips for seeing Zermatt, and thoughts on Switzerland, in general. As for […]

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Winter in Crater Lake National Park

Posted on Nov 24, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  3 Comments

Crater Lake National Park is a beautiful place, and it’s even more beautiful in the winter with a fresh blanket of snow. I added it to my photography bucket list a while ago, when I started seeing a number of brilliant shots of it. Like most photographers, I prefer my mountains covered in snow, and […]

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Yoho National Park Trip Report – Part 2

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  6 Comments

This Yoho National Park Trip Report, or rather the trip to the Canadian Rockies that led to this report, is my latest excuse for lack of posts on this blog. Sorry. We’re¬†starting¬†with Part 2 of the report because Part 1 will be significantly longer and I’ve been playing serious catch-up, so it’s easier to post […]

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